Sunday, 17 October 2021

Cute Christmas Card October class card

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Today I'm sharing a cute Christmas Card that was one of four projects in my October classes. It is such a blessing to be able to host classes again and I'm forever grateful to all the my lovely friends and customers that come every month. Cardmaking is my hobby and I love sharing what I do and helping others find their creativity. My sample card features the Merriest Moments bundle that you can find on page 43 of the Stampin' Up! mini catalogue. I'm pleased to say it was a real hit with everyone.
This photopolymer stamp set has 16 stamps and co-ordinates with the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder which comprises 16 dies and one embossing folder. I promise to share more about the dies and embossing folder in my next blog. It is amazing!

When I wrote down all the products that I used for this card I realised I may have gone overboard but I am so happy with the way it looks I don't care!!  You can click on the YouTube link later in this post to watch me make another version - the only difference is I heat embossed the sentiment in gold rather than stamp it with crumb cake ink.
To create a slightly different card, I trimmed 2.5cm or 1" off the front of a standard (14.8cm x 21cm scored at 10.5cm) Thick Basic White card base. A piece of Pear Pizzazz measuring 10.2cm x 14.5cm was embossed with the gorgeous Stitched Greenery die, trimmed on the short side to 7.9cm or 3" to fit the front panel and the strip for the inside. 

I often find for class projects with images that need to be die cut that it is best to create a template for the stamparatus - you can see what I mean in the video below. I used half a sheet of A4 Basic White card to die cut a label using one of the Scalloped Contours dies and the flowers, leaves and berry cluster using Merriest Frames dies.
I stamped the flowers and berry cluster in Poppy Parade, the fronds on the label in Pear Pizzazz and the die cut holly leaves in Shaded Spruce. The centre of the poinsettia is stamped in Crushed Curry. To add a bit of dimension to the berries and flower I added some Shimmery Crystal Effects.
Click below to watch the free video tutorial on my YouTube channel. If you aren't already a subscriber I would love you to hit that subscribe button. I'm trying really hard to get to 1,000 subscribers.
I have listed below all the products I used so you can simply click on the images and go directly to my online Stampin' Up! on line store. Don't forget to use my current monthly On line Shopper code 4N3SRAA9 if your order is between £25 and £150 to receive a handmade card and FREE thank you gift from me next month.  

As always, thanks for stopping by and remember to keep it crafty.

Lynn
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Sunday, 10 October 2021

Easy Z fold thank you card

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I've been looking back through some of my old card designs for inspiration and decided to CASE (copy and share everything) some easy Z fold cards that I made back in May 2018 (click here to see them) using products from the gorgeous Expressions in Ink suite from the Annual Catalogue. I fell in love with the Expressions in Ink 12" x 12" specialty designer series paper which has touches of gold on one side of every design and the Ephemera Pack is full of gold elements as well as some irridescent adhesive backed sequins.
For my card base I chose Polished Pink cut to 14.8cm x 21cm and scored at 3.5cm and 10.5cm. I cut a layer of Basic White for the inside at 10.2cm x 14.5cm and the DSP is the same size but divided into two pieces at 6.7cm. The smallest strip was glued to the right edge of the Basic White layer and the other piece to the front panel. 
You can see why this type of card is called a Z fold. 
Using the Artistically Inked cling stamp set I stamped the flowers in Pale Papaya, the leaves in Pear Pizzazz and the sentiment in Polished Pink on a piece of Basic White card before cutting them using some of the Artistic Dies. If you buy the stamp set and dies together at the moment you can save 10%. 
The gold elements from the Ephemera pack bring out the gold in the dsp and I almost forgot to add the frame to the label die cut using one of the Tasteful Label dies. The flowers were glued together and added to a label with multipurpose liquid glue and the leaves were popped under the flower. When I was happy with the arrangement the label was glued to the front flap. I fussy cut the sentiment and added across the layered flower with dimensionals. A few of the adhesive backed sequins add an extra bit of bling. 

If you click below you can see me make this quick and easy card in a free video tutorial on my YouTube Channel.  If you're not already a subscriber please hit that subscribe button and leave me a comment - I would love to know what you think.
Click on the photos below if you would like to buy any of the products used. Remember to use the current monthly On line Shopper code 4N3SRAA9 if your order is between £25 and £150 to receive a handmade card and FREE thank you gift from me next month.  

As always, thanks for stopping by and remember to keep it crafty.

Lynn
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Sunday, 3 October 2021

Quick and Easy Fun Fold Christmas Card

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My card today is an easy fun fold Christmas Card made with products from Sweet Stockings Suite from our July to December 2021 mini catalogue.  I think the cute cat and dog on the front panel are really. I was shown how to make this type of card in April by the lovely Emma Goddard, Coastal Crafter during one of her online Card and Cuppa events. 
The Cherry Cobbler base is half a sheet of A4 (5⅞" x 8¼"), scored on the long side at 2" and 3" from either side. This is the top view. I cut two pieces of Sweet Stockings 12" x 12" designer series paper measuring 1⅞" x 5¾" for the side panels and another different design measuring 2⅛" x 5¾" for the front middle panel. I also cut a piece of Basic White the same size for the back panel. All the panels were added with multipurpose liquid glue.
The dsp is full of fabulous designs and characters and it didn't take all that long to fussy cut the dog and cat images from the dsp for the front panel. The label was cut from Basic White card using one of the dies from the Hippo and Friends dies. Pool Party ink was added with a blending brush and the sentiment stamped in memento before adding the characters. 
Just check out the face on the cat. It just makes me laugh and puts a huge smile on my face!
This is the card we made in class featuring the Penguin Playmates dsp that I got for FREE during Sale-a-bration. You can see how quick and easy it was for me to make the Sweet Stocking version in the video below.
If you would like to buy any of the products used to make this card simply click on the photos below to go to my Stampin’ Up! Online shop. Use the current monthly On line Shopper code 4N3SRAA9 if your order is between £25 and £150 to receive a handmade card and FREE thank you gift from me next month.  

If, like me, you love Stampin' Up! products and are interested in getting a discount, you should join my team - you get to choose £130 worth of products from any of our current catalogues for your Starter Kit and only pay £99. If you want to know more or if you have any questions contact me.

As always, thanks for stopping by and remember to keep it crafty.

Lynn
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